Pakistan captain Babar Azam is so close to achieving another global record, as he is just 121 runs in seven innings away from breaking Gayle’s world record.
According the record books Azam has become the fastest T20 batsman to reach 7,000 runs and has, currently, scored 6,879 T20 runs from 184 innings so far.
Babar Azam is the fastest batsman to amass 7,000 runs in T20 cricket.
Babar Azam scored 6879 T20 runs in 184 inns, needs 121 more in 7 inns to break Gayle's world record (192 inns). Babar fastest Asian to 3K, 4K & 6K T20 runs. Babar fastest Asian to 1K T20I & fastest to 2K T20I runs. Babar dealing in Asian & World records. #KingBabar👑@babarazam258
— Daniel Alexander (@daniel86cricket) September 27, 2021
Babar Azam previously held the record for being the fastest Asian batsman reach 3,000, 4,000, and 6,000 T20 runs.
He is also the Asian player with the fastest 1,000 T20I runs and the fastest 2,000 T20I runs.
The ICC’s ODI Player Rankings presently place Babar Azam as the top batsman and the Indian skipper Virat Kohli at the second number.
The Pakistani captain has recently been on a roll, putting up solid opening duo partnerships with wicketkeeper Rizwan to assist the squad put up a decent total in T20Is.
Pakistani cricketer Muhammad Rizwan, a day earlier, heaped admiration on Babar Azam while revealing the key to their T20I collaboration.
Rizwan in his tweet appreciated his partnership with Azam, wrote, “Sara Nizaam chalane wali Zaat Allah Pak ki hai. Sab kuch Allah se hota hai. The best thing about playing with Kaptaan @babarazam258 is that we always discuss things.”
He continued, “the plan is always changing as per the conditions & situation.” and went on to requesting fans to, “Keep team Pakistan” in their prayers.
Sara Nizaam chalane wali Zaat Allah Pak ki hai. Sab kuch Allah se hota hai.
The best thing about playing with Kaptaan @babarazam258 is that we always discuss things. The plan is always changing as per the conditions & situation.
— Mohammad Rizwan (@iMRizwanPak) September 27, 2021
The cricketer expressed his gratitude for the honor and credited all of his achievements to the Almighty, claiming that everything happens because of the Almighty’s will.
Both players are presently participating in the National T20 series and have been picked for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.